Town & Country News, December, 2000

Stalham Band Lead The March

Stalham Band had a very busy Remembrance Sunday this year, as usual covering a number of local events, starting with the march by members of the Royal British Legion through the band's home town at 10:30am. Thiry five members of the band played the rousing march "The British Legion" as the 300-strong parade marched along the High Street to St. Mary's Church, where the band then provided the music for the Remembrance Service. Eight trumpeters from the band sounded the Last Post and Reveille in the church at 11am.
Sadly, for the first Remembrance Service in 50 years the band was without Gerald Thirst, but in his honour his son Tim wore Gerald's campaign medals and his MBE.
Band member Angie Sellick was at Catfield Church to sound Last Post and Reveille there at 11:40am, and in the afternoon seven trumpeters from the band performed the same duty at Happisburgh Church, before the band rounded off their day by playing for the Festival Service at St. Andrew's Church, Gorleston, at 6:30pm, leading the hymn singing and performing before and during the service.
This long established band (East Anglia's oldest-established, in fact) is still growing, and has nearly hit the target of fifty regular players, but mature players would be very welcome, especially those who may be returning.
If that's you, contact the Band's Director of Music, Tim Thirst, on 01692 650077

Stalham Brass Band plays the rousing march "The British Legion" as the parade passes through Stalham High Street, led by Standard Bearers Karen McCluskey and Fred Greenard

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